Archive for November, 2009

Class, Nov. 20: The Kingdom of Swaziland

The Kingdom of Swaziland, in southern Afrika, is the only country in Afrika with a total monarchy. The king has entertained celebrities from all over the world. For the first time, get an inside look at the king, his multiple wives, how he chooses his wives, and the intense struggle his citizens are waging to end the poverty stricken conditions they live in.

See how his senior daughter is making the cultural transition in America, and her desire to make things right for her people.

The class begins at 7:00 pm sharp, Nov. 20, 2009, but for those who come early, you can relax to some of the best adult Black music available.

We meet at the Yvonne B. Burke Ladera Community Center, 4750 West 62nd Street, first block west of La Brea Ave., in Los Angeles, CA.

See below for details of the next Afrikan Mental Liberation Film Festival coming up Thanksgiving weekend Nov. 28 and 29, 2009 in San Diego, CA at the World Beat Center!

The Film Festival is Free. Come and go as you please!  Restaurant on site with wonderful healthy food.  Join us!

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Join Us at the Afrikan Mental Liberation Films in San Diego Nov. 28 & 29

AFRIKAN MENTAL LIBERATION FILMS

Coming Up Nov. 28 and 29th, 2009 World Beat Center in San Diego

Click for Free Registration:

World Beat Center

San Diego, California

Saturday, November 28th
&
Sunday, November 29th

Noon – 9:00pm each day

SATURDAY
12:00 – Ben Carson – from rebellious youth to premier neuro-surgeon
1:40 – Students In Senegal – Spelman and Morehouse students intimately visit Afrika
2:05 – A Panther In Afrika – Black Panther strategies being used in Afrika
3:20 – Blaxploitation – How Black films saved Hollywood
4:25 – Afrikan Evolution – Traditional Afrikans evolving into business and
conservation
5:35 – Kareem Abdul Jabbar – an intimate look at a complex champion and scholar
6:00 – History of Reggae Music – Dr. Kwaku delivers an authentic lecture on reggae’s
origin
6:50 – Afrikan King – a very personal look inside the kingdom of Swaziland
8:15 – Dr. Kwaku Selections – a collage of film consciousness

SUNDAY

12:00 – James Baldwin – One of the most important and controversial writers in
American literature
1:35 – Ethiopia – One of the first looks at the place where the human race began
2:50 – Dr. Ivan Van Sertima Interview – His last video interview in California
3:45 – Hommage – One of the greatest Afrikan culture films ever made
4:40 – Wangari Maathai – Nobel Peace Prize recipient: created a revolution in Kenya
5:50 – Special Feature – MEXICAN AFRIKANS
1. La Raza Olvidada (The Forgotten Root)
2. From Florida to Coahnila
7:10 – Rabbit Proof Fence – Light skinned Australia Afrikan children taken from their
homes to become European

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Class 11/13/09 Shirley Chisholm – A political pioneer and warrior

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, also an author and educator, was the most daring and dynamic woman to ever serve in the US Congress. She was the first woman of Afrikan descent elected to Congress, the first major party Black candidate to run for President, and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination. She was also a founding member of the

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Congresswoman ShirleyChisholm--Ran for President

Congressional Black Caucus. She represented New York’s 12th District for seven terms from 1968 to 1983, and was the third highest ranking member when she retired. She was a political maverick who held both the Black political establishment and professional feminists accountable.

For the first time, we will be able to see her in action during her term, her presidential campaign, and her ability to relate to the general public. She will inspire anyone who is able to observe her. Don’t miss this special look into the political world of the first person of Afrikan descent to run for president.

Our class is 11/13/09 from 7-9 p.m.   And don’t forget, class is only $15 per student.  Those who come early can relax and meditate to some of the best adult Black music ever made.

We begin at 7:00 p.m. sharp at the Yvonne B. Burke Ladera Community Center (4750 62nd Street, first block west of La Brea Ave.) in Los Angeles.

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The Masai Modern Revolution and President Obama at the Cape Coast Slave Castle

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A Masai Warrior

The Masai, who have traditionally been known to be fierce warriors, have started one of the most revolutionary ventures in Afrika by going into the resort business, which not only enhances their culture, but is also contributing to the conservation of animal life in their territory. This is an experiment that cannot be missed, and may spread to other traditional cultures on the continent.

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President Barack Obama and Family at Cape Coast

We will also visit the Cape Coast slave castle in Ghana with President Barack Obama and his family. The horrifying experience of the trans-Atlantic slave becomes very real in this report. See what thousands of our ancestors had to endure before being taken on to slave ships.

Class fee for Nov. 6 is $15.  And for those who come early, sit and relax to some of the best adult Black music ever made. See you at the Yvonne B. Burke Ladera Park Community Center (4750 62nd Street, first block west of La Brea Ave.) in Los Angeles.

We start at 7:00 p.m.  sharp.

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